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by then candidate obama to largely african-american audience back in 2007. obama suggested the federal government overlooked new orleans' residents suffering in the wake of hurricane katrina. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? where's your money? makes no sense! tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> the founder of the conservative website that released the tape says those comments are evidence obama was quote, whipping up hatred and fear. meanwhile the obama campaign released this statement. it says, quote, in a transparent attempt to change the sumg from his comments attacking half of the american people, mitt romney's allies recirculated video of the 2007 event that was open to and extennively covered by the press at the time. >> and romney's camp responded to this saying they had absolutely no involvement, the communications director said i don't know what the news is. i didn't even really see a point as to why the video was released. again it was because -- this video came o
debated was four years ago. according to the latest poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday the debates are about more than who comes out on top they are the chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> news that abc news will bring live -- coverage of the debate. >>> american airlines is trying to figure out how a row of seats came loose twice, a flight had to turn back i have an row of seats came loose yesterday the same thing over the weekend forcing a boston to miami flight to divert to jfk. >> the seat flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the lap of the passengers behind them with their legs up in the air. >> no one was hurt in either event. the faa is investigating. the trouble comes as pilot are in the midst of a tense contract negotiation with american. "good morning america" will have more on the way means for the airline at 7:00 this morning. >>> if you are flying with airlines you want to pay attention to new rule. starting in october if you do
this department data came out this last month, the average american family lost $2,500 of income during the obama recovery. they only lost $1,500 worth of income during the recession. no wonder they don't think that the recession is over. >> donna, that's kind of astonishing. the national journal put it as president obama defying gravity. income is going down. yet the president is leading by 5 points. >> i was looking at some of the recent polls, 42% of the country believe that the country is in better shape. they believe that the next year will be better. despite the doom and gloom, the cold towel and the wet water that the republicans continue to throw over the slow economic recovery, most americans are feeling a little bit better. it's not good enough to go home and write out the next check for the obama campaign. but it's good enough for the obama campaign to believe that they have a slight wind at their backs. >> and one thing that's working for them, maggie, it does seem that voters have accepted kind of a mediocre economy? >> yeah, that's right. there's this new normal feeling. in that par
, rob and paula, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday, that the debates are about more than who comes out on top. they are the chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. >> managing expectations, as always. tahman bradley, live in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and abc news coverage of the debate begins tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. keep right here on abc. >>> and there is word this morning of a series of secret meetings at the white house. focusing on the threat from al qaeda in north africa. "the washington post" says the meetings came before the 9/11 attacks on u.s. compounds in libya. during the discussions, the possibility of unilateral strikes against al qaeda targets in that region were reportedly considered for the very first time. >>> and there are plenty of questions to answer about the derailment of an amtrak passenger train in california's central valley. at least 20 people were injured when several cars came off
. the speech was given to a largely african-american audience back in 2007, when mr. obama was still a senator. critics say the president was divisively pandering to the crowd, saying that the fog did not do enough to help residents of new orleans after hurricane katrina. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? where's your money? makes no sense. the bullet hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> in the speech, mr. obama also praised preacher jeremiah wright, calling him a great leader and trusted friend. the obama campaign released this overnight, in a transparent attempt to change the subject from his comments attacking half of the american people, mitt romney's allies recirculated a video of a 2007 event that was open to and extensively covered by the press at the time, end quote. the romney campaign denies having anything to do with that tape. >>> this is unfolding as the candidates prepare to take the stage tonight in denver. >> 50 million viewers are expected to tune in as the presidential racets
of commission until 7:00 tonight. there is a 35 days from tomorrow, mill yichbz americans will cast votes for president of the united states. republican mitt romney behind democrat barack obama in polls first debate in two days and there is a report could change for better or worse. >> this campaign going on nearly two years and it's debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to start paying attention. president obama reversing with senator john carey. and both have challenges and check lists. there is president obama working on shorter answers. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful not appearing irritated or -- impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions so it's more of his mannerisms and style z way it comes across. >> and mitt romney has to seem relatable after his comments and how can you do that? and connect with voters? >> there are all three of the things he suffered so on those three c's he's got do well. >> there is romney heading to colorado to continue prep. last night he tried to lower expectations a bi
. >> never, never, never... been a good bet to bet against the american people. sheriff. >> michelle obama hit the road traveling to cincinnati to help kick off early voting which began today in ohio. and there are now 34 states plus district of columbia offer early voting and abc news will provide live coverage here on abc 7. >> there is back to the blue angels arriving. >> such a terrific site. there is working hard in preparation as part of fleet week celebrations. this is a treat here and there it is. there is an f 18 hornet coming in for a landing. >> and there is a refueling problem. half making their way in now. and there is where i supposed rest will follow. >> and moving on, tonight's money matters there is a round of layoffs in silicon valley. there is confirmed plans to layoff with b.5% of the 9,000 employees. they would not say how many cuts would come. samsung won permission to sell it's galaxy computer in the united states. banned under a verdict found samsung copied apple's tablet technology. and there are september car cars are up because loans are cheap and drivers have go
>>> tonight on "world news," troubled skies. two times, american airlines flights forced to land as passenger seats come loose in midair. the latest on the bizarre scare in the sky. >>> crunch time. a make or break week for president obama and governor romney. hunkering down, cramming for the big debate. what are their secrets to land the knockout punch? >>> peanut butter. a massive recall expanding tonight. we'll tell you which symptoms could spell trouble for you and your family. >>> and, oscar stunner. the new host for the academy awards. not a movie star. why fans of the "family guy" are having the last laugh tonight. >> victory is mine! >>> good evening from "world news." and we begin with breaking news. an american airlines plane has been forced to land under strange circumstances. a whole row of seats shaken loose,passengers upended. and this is the second time seats have come loose and forced a landing in three days. so, what is going on? for the latest on what happened today, let's go right to abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila. >> 685, what can i do for you?
americans would rather vote for mahmoud ahmadinejad than voting for president obama. it's a joke, by the way. >>> and the latest, the search for the remains of jimmy hoffa appears to have come up empty. they found no remains after digging up the floor of a shed in detroit. tests on the soil will be back monday. but the mystery remains a mystery. >>> the amazing video we've been showing you of the elderly man jumping from his burning apartment in new york city. lucky for him, the streets were crowded at the time. it's the terrifying drop caught on tape. 71-year-old ronnie pope, hanging from his third floor ledge, with nowhere to go but down. >> i had had no choice but to lean out the window as long as i could. >> reporter: earlier, his kitchen had caught fire. his apartment was filling with smoke. there was no escape. so, he reached back to his military training from decades ago. the smoke was coming in so bad. jump, jump. i'll do a paratrooper. >> reporter: he was once a parra trooper who made more than 50 jumps in his military career. but this time, no parachute. below, his neighbors came t
the world basking in pink. the empire state building and buckingham palace took part. president obama issued a proclamation to encourage all americans to join in activities to raise breast cancer awareness. 200,000 women are expected to be diagnosed this year with the disease. >>> 6:25. still ahead, the a's going to the playoffs. look at the champagne shower in the locker room after the team secured the wild card spot reaction from the players. >>> capping out late last night not for concert tickets or the new iphone. eager voters braving the cold in a key swing state. >> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney live at albany middle school. grief counselors will be students to help them sort through the death of a a teacher. i'll have the story coming up. >>> good morning. going to be another scorcher, dress appropriately. 70s along the coast, a few 80s there 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s dangerous inland. fall across most of the country, 60s and 70s rockies. flight departure delays out of baltimore, charlotte and atlanta wall of water heading towards the northeast going to be definite delays there. here at
a conversation with the american people about our respective views. >> four more years. >> reporter: mr. obama spent a couple of hours practicing yesterday, as well. and has three days set aside for more practice. it's nicknamed debate camp. and near the end of camp, like now, it's a full-on mock debate. following the time rules, podiums the exact distance apart, and fill-ins for the opposition. neera tanden has played the role, preparing joe biden. >> it's only tense when they give the completely wrong answer and you have to correct them in the end. the goal is to make them feel that they're as real as possible. >> reporter: tanden believes romney has the harder chore. >> the idea that i'm anti-immigrant is repulsive. >> reporter: being aggressive against the president, drawing distinctions between the president, trying not to be nasty. >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and the president, who can become impatient, is probably being pushed in practice, as well. >> part of having a tough opponent in your mock is that you get that anger
leaders to stand up against violence and extremism. >> president obama devoted much of his speech to the arab democratic movement, free speech, and also stopping the violence like the attack in libya that claimed the lives of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans as well. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: president obama made the focus of his united nation's address about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to the u.s. ambassador to libya who was attacked and killed in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago, he extolled the humanity and hope stevens stood for. >> we are serious about the ideals and must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killers. >> reporter: but in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his dough met tick audience. accused by republicans of glibly downplaying the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless vio
. >> too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. >> reporter: the obama campaign has spent more than $40 million on ads in ohio since may 1st. the romney campaign, more than $20 million. recent polling shows that in three, critical battleground states, president obama's in the lead. but the romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a much tighter race. >> they're going to have to plant the flag in ohio and fight like crazy. >> reporter: but romney's path to victory is shrinking. this week, abc news shifted ohio from the toss-up column to ohio. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven toss-up states to win the white house. and they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> we have the most convincing evidence yet that water once flowed on mars. nasa's rover curiosity, beaming back pictures with pebbles that are rounded off. a fast-moving stream once flowed on the red planet. finding past water is the first step to find out if the environment was able to sustain life. >>> time, now, for
the american people are looking for. >> reporter: the president is being coached to be crisper, to shorten his answers, and a former democratic candidate says mr. obama needs to avoid being irritable. >> but he's got to relax. he's got to show it, and he's got to show a little sense of humor. he's got to show why he's likable. >> reporter: the debate is set for 90 minutes on wednesday night. it's all on domestic issues. the first half, jobs and the economy. the second half, health care and other domestic issues. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight. david, thanks very much. >>> i want to bring in abc news political analyst matt dowd who has advised both republican and democratic campaigns. matt, as always, it's great to have you with us. >> great to be here, david. >> you have three things for everyone to watch for. one of the things you point out, body language could have a bigger impact than words, and we remember al gore, george bush and jon stewart having a field day with those sighs. >> i've had a record of that in texas. >> as if the sighing weren't bad enough, gore's behavior go
tape. the words about 47%. the obama team up in eight states with this tonight. >> mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight. he attacked millions of hard-working people making 25, 35, 45 -- >> reporter: now, on that issue of taxes, what the governor said here today, talking about those taxes, the president did not raise income tax rates in his first term. he has proposed raising taxes on families earning $250,000 or more. diane, tonight this campaign looking for a game-change. as you know the all important debate a week from tomorrow. they acknowledged mr. romney was practicing over the weekend and has research sessions this week. >> a lot of pressure on that debate. thank you, david. what about the man who will face the governor in that debate, the president. he was making a case today but before a world audience of allies and adversaries at the united nation. he gave a passionate tribute to the u.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the room to make a united stand against extremism machine here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made t
show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in nevada, working on keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has to be president. he killed osama bin laden i think he can stand up to mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy calling for a new strategy in the mideast saying the obama administration has been at the mercy of events, rather than shaping them. >> juke see the first debate right -- you can see the first
for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama's rehearsing with senator john kerry and mitt romney is squaring off against senator rob portman. both candidates have challenges and checklists. president obama's working on shorter answers, trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions, short, concisely, and to the point, and so it's much more like his mannerisms and his style and the way he comes across as opposed to information in this. >> reporter: and mitt romney? he has to seem relatable, especially after his 47% comment. how can he do that? show compassion? show he's competent and connect with the voters? >> on those three cs that's where he really has got to do well. >> reporter: romney arrived in colorado to continue his debate prep but took a brief break to rally supporters. >> what an honor. what a welcome. what a colorado welcome. thank you s
house. president obama marked the start of october national breast cancer awareness month by encouraging americans to join in activities dedicated to raising awareness of the disease. a quarter of a million women were diagnosed last year. >>> in san diego a crime-fighting group going door-to-door warning people about a new threat and doing it in costume. this man calls himself mr. extreme of the extreme justice league. he knocks on doors in the city heights neighborhood handing out flyers and telling people police are looking for a double murder suspect. >> i think that is great they are trying to help out the community nobody else cares. nobody else walking around with costumes on trying to fight crime. like superman, spider-man. >> city officials don't mind the extra help they say the state has burdened them by releasing parolees from prison and sending them to live in their city. >> researchers at university of pennsylvania have done a study on bald men and they found there is an upside to hair loss. bald men appear and more powerful than others. guys with shaved heads are seen as tal
. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has got to be president. this is the guy that killed osama bin laden. i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he's got to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket
, george. five years ago, the remarks that then senator obama gave were covered. but not the sections when he ad lib ed. conserves are calling it explosive. the obama campaign is calling it a desperate attempt to change the subject. speaking to the largely african-american hampton university ministers conference in june 2007, then-senator obama went off his prepared remarks. >> this really steams me up. >> reporter: using a different speaking style than usual. obama charged new orleans, post hurricane katrina, was supposed to get disaster funds from the stafford fund. a requirement waived for other disaster victims. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act. said this is too serious a problem. we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. >> reporter: same with hurricane andrew in florida, he said. but -- >> what's happening down in new orleans? whether -- where's your dollars? where's your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause ] tells me that somehow, the people down in new orleans, they don't care about
. either way, it is a disaster for the airline. >> reporter: this morning american told abc news it is inspecting, eight, 757's in its fleet which recently had seats installed and which could have problems. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco, nonpartisan. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the st
, president obama promote as economic plan he says will create one million manufacturing jobs and cut oil imports. he's leading in the polls in ohio where he once again linked romney to his comments that 47% of americans are victims who depend on government >> the president: as i travel around ohio and look out on this crowd, i don't see a lot of victims, i see hard workers, that's what i see. >> romney is trailing in florida and iowa. was asked about the numbers. i'm pleased with some, less with others, frankly, at this stage polls go up, polls go down, that's what he said. he's trying to retool his message as some can cast early ballots today. >>> america's cup world series back in town next week. yesterday afternoon the team's practice officials say the interest outside the u.s. is building and an audience in san francisco is jut a matter of getting people to watch this new type of racing. >> we have to captivate their imagination we probably get one shot if they see it and like it they will come back. if they don't like it, they won't. >> big crowds will be along the water front. next
and into the obama column giving 255 likely votes to 206 for romney. 270 needed to win the election. and both campaigned today. the president seized on momentum, linking romney to comments that 47% of americans are victims who have been depending on the government. >> i don't believe we can get far with leader who's write off half of the nation as victims. i don't see a lot of victims i see hard working ohioins. that is what i see. >> near clearland romney tried to repair the damage, expressing empathy, claiming policies would help get them back to work. >> cutting through words you can look at record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then, you know it's time to choose a new leader. get a new coach. get america growing again. >> history says it's a must win for romney. >> and a tv you tell to change channels. and those are just some ideas out of a lab in palo alto for your smart phone or tab blet. there is at and t calls it a foundry. but it's producing new apps that tap into today's high speed wireless networks one idea started just six weeks ago. t
the governor on that. whether it is from the moderator or an answer from president obama. one other thing i heard today is that governor romney does not have to win a charm offensive. on that debate stage. he has to prove he can relate to average american problems. a lot at stake here tomorrow night. >> love the citizen debate coaches, david. and as everybody knows, you and jake and george stephanopoulos, the entire political team will be covering it all tomorrow night. please join us wednesday night. one on one, the candidates debate. 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now the peanut butter recall. we've been reading all your posts and e-mails to us about peanut butter and which brands are linked to at least 30 cases of salmonella poisoning. so many of you are asking us as we go through our kitchen cabinets, what should we do? steve osunsami has a user's guide for families. >> reporter: today, government official trying to contain this salmonella outbreak told us it doesn't look good and to expect more reported cases linked to jars of peanut butter sold at grocery stores across the count
americans for prosperity offered gas at discounted prices. they say that was the average price for a gallon of regular four years ago before president obama took office. only the first 150 drivers got the cheap gas. >>> you know lady gaga is not the shy retiring type. she firing back at tabloid attacks on her recent 25 pound weight gain after photographers posted unflattering pictures of the singer from an amsterdam concert she revealed she is battling anorexia and bulimia and has been since she was 15. she is now celebrating her so-called curvey flaws in a blog. she is encouraging fans to post photos to show off their own body images. "good morning america" will have more on this. >>> today on katie modern family star sophia virga talks about live over 40 and re-- sophia vergara talks about live over 40 and revealing her fight against cancer. >> there are so many sides to to her, 40 and fabulous and cancer survivor. highest paid -- there's a lot to talk about her. today on katie. >>> that's katie at 3 p.m., right here on ab k 7. >>> still ahead, -- -- 41 days until election day race heatin
state brawl between president obama and mitt romney. >> i am not fighting to create democratic jobs or republican jobs, i'm fighting to create american jobs. >> you want four more years with 23 million people struggling to find a job? >> reporter: in ohio election day is really election five weeks. starting next tuesday voters can cast their ballots. presidential contenders are working furiously to lock down support now. right now it is the president who has the clear edge. abc news moved ohio from the tossup column to lean obama. that puts the president within 15 electoral votes of the 270 he needs to win re-election. ohio has been trending obama for weeks. one new poll has him up 10 points. but, a senior romney adviser seemed to suggest their own polling shows a much tighter race. and that's why they're still fighting for ohio's 18 oral o but soon the ro be forced to decide whe be fsurer to decide whe in ba in an interview with abc's david muir, romney said he is even in the national polls, and he's not d >> at this early stage. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: florida is
are reacting when romney described 47% of americans who he says see themselves as victims. >> and so, my job is not to worry about those people. >> reporter: looking to halt the damage, the romney campaign also out with a new ad. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: as romney goes on defense, we asked him about the criticism from fellow republicans about his campaign. about those critics within your own party? will there be changes at the top? are you doing anything wrong? >> there are critics and there are cheerleaders. we have people of all different persuasion. and frankly -- >> so, no changes? >> every day, there's improvements and messages that come out. >> reporter: but romney's moment to redefine the conversation less than a week away. pressure for romney to perform on that debate stage against the president. you've been practicing. any nerves? >> i don't worry about the opportunity to be on the air and to face the president. he has his views. i have mine. >> reporter: the
. after repeatedly saying president obama raised taxes during his first term -- >> the president has now raised taxes on the middle class. he's raised taxes on middle-income americans. >> reporter: suddenly, romney was saying the president hasn't raised taxes. >> he has one new idea. i admit this. he has one thing he did not do in his first four years that he's said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes. >> reporter: romney's comments made immediate headlines that the president has not raised income tax rates in his first term. he is proposing raising rates on families making $250,000 or more. the romney campaign, saying that's what he was talking about. and governor romney trying to manage expectations for his next big moment. one week from tonight, the first debate with the president. >> the president is an eloquent gifted speaker. he'll do just fine. i've never been in a debate like this. >> reporter: his wife, ann, talking about the last time turning to humor. >> four years ago, i made a videotape. and i said, mitt, this is for you, sweetheart. i'm never do
>>> good morning, america. a new kind of scare in the air. an emergency landing for an american airlines jet. a row of seats comes unbolted from the floor mid flight. more problems for an airline already under fire. >>> countdown. the new abc poll out two days before the first crucial debate. president obama awith a razor thin lead. >>> and arnold schwarzenegger is here. >>> moment of impact. caught on tape. the most dramatic footage ever recorded. 38 cameras captures every angle. a boeing 727 crashes in the desert. inside the discovery test that could make all of us safer. >> they're still running. look that. >>> and taylor swift speaks out for the first time about her high-profile relationship with the kennedys. opening up about her success and her brand-new camelot romance. >> there's a lot of talk about you and the kennedys these days. >> is there? do tell. >>> and good morning, everyone. we hope you had great weekend. we got news from robin over the weekend. >> we did. >> she's been tweeting this morning. a special request for everyone at home. >>> it's great to be able to
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